Connie and Carla (2004)



Critic Consensus: The two female leads, as well as energitic musical numbers, enliven an otherwise silly reworking of Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot.

Movie Info

Connie and Carla are two small-town 'girls' whose dreams of stardom have taken them nowhere. From their debut in a school cafeteria to their current gig slinging drinks and belting out tunes at a Midwestern airport lounge, the singing and dancing duo simply refuse to let the less-than-enthusiastic crowd response dampen their showbiz drive. For Connie and Carla, everything's coming up roses, nay saying boyfriends and snoring audience members notwithstanding. The girls lose one of their few … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, sexual humor and drug references)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nia Vardalos
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 17, 2004
Box Office: $8.0M
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as Robert/Peaches

as Lee/N'Cream

as Brian/Brianna

as Stanley

as Super Fey Guy

as Mrs. Morse

as Carla's Mom

as Connie's Mom

as Hollywood Policeman

as Another Super Fey Gu...

as Bartender

as Natasha

as Cute Guy

as Cute Guy

as Crooked Cop

as Young Carla

as Young Connie

as Woman in Crowd

as Cameraman

as Man in Airport

as Woman in Airport

as Groove Thing Queen

as Groove Thing Queen

as Groove Thing Queen

as Botox Woman

as Botox's Friend

as Dressing Room Guy

as Snoring Woman in Air...

as Bass Player

as Guitar Player
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Critic Reviews for Connie and Carla

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (38)

There are funny moments ... but the film grows progressively more dispirited.

Full Review… | April 22, 2004
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The plot is nothing new; not much here for teens.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

For audiences who adored "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," Nia Vardalos' follow up movie (she wrote both scripts) will come as a big fat letdown.

Full Review… | May 6, 2009

The movie does offer some genuine guffaws as it trips over itself to be all things to all people.

September 11, 2006
Christianity Today

muitos espectadores talvez julguem melhor economizar o dinheiro do ingresso do cinema, utilizando-o para comprar o CD do filme.

Full Review… | August 13, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Vardalos is a much better actress than she is a writer, and the patchy script has a desperate, thrown-together feeling to it, as if she had to scramble to come up with something after Wedding's gargantuan success.

Full Review… | August 8, 2004
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Connie and Carla


Hi-freakin-larious! And who doesn't love a cameo appearance by Debbie Reynolds?

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Borrowing liberally from Sister Act, Victor/Victoria, Some Like It Hot and Thelma & Louise amongst others, Connie And Carla was a lot better, in my opinion of course, than the extremely bad press it got in the UK suggested. Two friends trying to make it big, but failing, with their cabaret act (they play to a disinterested crowd of jet-lagged individuals at airport lounges), witness a murder, and are discovered doing so, by members of a local mob. Fearing for their lives, they flee to Los Angeles where they find success with their act by posing as drag queens (which makes them women posing as men dressed as women) at a dwindling gay bar. Inevitably, one of their pair becomes romantically interested in a straight guy, and with their act becoming more successful they risk having their secrets found out and the mob catching up with them. Things start to fall apart a bit around the time of the cameo appearance of a certain someone (whose shtick was served much better in smaller doses in episodes of Will & Grace), and it seems like the story has nowhere else to go. The film ends predictably amid much talk of the meaning of being true to oneself, but the happy ending isn't oversold. Toni Collette is good in pretty much everything she does, and I have to admit that I've probably added an extra half star because of her presence and her fantastic ad-libs. Nia Vardalos is also less punchable here than she was in My Big Fat Greek Weeding, and David Duchovny thankfully keeps it low key as the love interest. The laughs are hit and miss at times, but as a whole the film is worth a watch and passes the time quite nicely.

Daniel Parsons

Super Reviewer

A weird kind of tolerable.

William Goss

Super Reviewer

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